Alexa for Business
Administration Guide

Private Skills

In addition to public Alexa skills, developers can use the Alexa Skills Kit to publish skills privately to Alexa for Business organizations without the need to certify or have the skill available with all other Alexa skills.

To build private skills

  • For information about how to build private skills, see Build Skills with the Alexa Skills Kit.


    If you are building a private skill and want to use any information from a shared device that requires permission, follow the instructions in the Alexa Skills Kit. For more information, see Permissions.

To publish private skills

To manage private skills

  1. Open the Alexa for Business console at

  2. Choose Skills, Private skills.

  3. In the list, select the skill that was published to your account and choose Review.


    It can take up to two hours after publishing for a skill to appear in this list.

  4. To enable the skill for your Alexa for Business organization, choose Enable.

  5. To enable the skill for your Alexa devices, choose Enabled skills, select the check box next to the skill that you added, and choose Add to skill group.

  6. To make the skill available for end users to discover and enable, choose Private skills and select the Available to users checkbox.